My name is Linnae and I started this blog to share the information I have gathered over the past three years on my Nourishing Journey to heal my own extreme anxiety with panic attacks; alcoholism and the damage caused by alcohol; Candida overgrowth and skin problems; and my sons Nourishing Journey to overcome ADHD, autism, Tourette’s syndrome and malnutrition caused by prescribed medications . My hope is that some of what I have learned will be able help someone else on their journey.
I thought I would take a moment to let you know a little bit about the person behind the blog. I am a working mother of one extremely gifted, beautiful boy who has had to endure way too much for his age. He is intelligent and funny and he makes smile every single day. I love everything he has taught me (which is more than I will ever be able to teach him).
I recently married a wonderful, caring and giving man whom I love dearly, and I wouldn’t be where I am without his support. He is my rock. Currently, he is going to college full time and working full time so we don’t get to spend as much time together as we would like but we have the bigger picture in mind and I love every second I get with him.
We are definitely animal lovers. We have two dogs and four cats! Ava is a German Shorthair pointer, and she can play fetch non-stop for hours! Buddy is our newest addition, he’s a border collie/ yellow lab mix and he has the sweetest personality. Our cats names are: Biggie, Tiny, Sasha and Jaxson. They are super sweet and all have such different personalities, they are really fun to have hanging around.
I enjoy making jewelry and painting miniature figurines when I have the time. I also study the tarot; it’s amazing how much a deck of cards can teach us about life! Also I love to read; I am typically reading 3 or 4 books at a time.
I try to do yoga everyday but it usually ends up being more like every couple days (and sometimes turns into every couple weeks) if I can squeeze it in. I feel so much better when I do it so I really try to make the time.
I also try to meditate daily but again we are busy and life just happens sometimes. So I get that in as much as I can. I really aim for at least 5 minutes a day; It’s so important to become aware of our breathing, especially when trying to heal.
In the summer, I love to garden. I have a fairly good sized vegetable garden and would like to expand it, but for now its big enough- it’s hard to find the time to tend what I already have.
I cook at least 2 meals from scratch a day. It’s hard work but so very important for our healing. My son and I are currently doing the GAPS diet but I incorporate the body ecology diet principles as well. Most of the recipes we cook are from Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions, a book that changed my life! My food philosophy is: Eat real whole food traditionally prepared; Use the highest quality meats and produce we can afford; Avoid processed and refined foods, Avoid trans-fats and hydrogenated oils; Avoid processed sugar and HFCS and consume lots of fermented foods.
I am excited to post about what has helped us so that maybe you or someone you know can benefit as well.